Editorial




No delays needed in coastal restoration
March 21, 2007 at 1:08 pm
Last week after this newspaper extolled on the need to quick start coastal restoration projects if we are to save south Louisiana, we learned that groups planning the restoration have different views on how it is to be done. Scientists have criticized the preliminary draft of the Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority as being confusing and misleading.


Parish gears up for bus line
March 14, 2007 at 5:33 pm
As St. Charles Parish nears the reality of a largely federally funded mass transit system that would run throughout the parish and into the farthest reaches of St. John, concerned residents have been asking what will happen in three years when the federal money allocated runs out?

Obituaries
March 14, 2007 at 5:31 pm
Jesse Denton, Sr.

Jesse L. "Josh" Denton, Sr. of Destrehan "New Sarpy." A native of Calhoun County, Mississipi, passed into eternal glory on Wednesday Feb. 28 at 8:00PM. Born Sept. 9, 1921, he was 85 years old. He leaves his wife of 66 ½ years, Virgina P. Denton; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Donald Clarke of Hammond. 2 sons and daughters-in-law; Jesse L. Denton, Jr. and Barbra of Ducala, GA and Thomas H. Denton and Diane of Baton Rouge; 7 grandchildren; Sherry G. Dickens of Waxahchie, TX. Kim B. Hendrix of Tueplo, MS. 1 sister, Jane LaBorne of Morgan City and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a preceded by his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Hammond Denton; and 1 brother Elliss H. Denton of Slate Springs, MS. He was a U.S. Army WWII Veterans, a mason of over 50 years. He retired from T.L. James Co., Inc. and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenner. He was in the care of Cannon Hospice for the past year. Thanks to them for his good care. A special thanks to family and friends and Cannon Hospice- Dr. Persige, Sandy, Tennecia, Kim and Crissy.

Sheriff's Reports
March 14, 2007 at 5:29 pm
All persons are innocent until proven guilty

Unemployment at 4.6 percent
March 14, 2007 at 5:28 pm
The January seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment for Louisiana was estimated at 1,892,800, an increase of 82,700 jobs since January 2006, the Louisiana Department of Labor announced.

Have we got 4-H Club news for you ...
March 14, 2007 at 5:26 pm
Food drive and sewing camp top the list of activities these guys are involved in

Spirit Happenings
March 14, 2007 at 5:23 pm
LIVING WAY OF THE CROSS

LULING - Holy Family 9th and 10th grade students will present the Living Way of the Cross on Friday, March 16 at 6:30 pm at Holy Family Church. Walk with Jesus to his Crucifixion during this 45-minute meditation.

What to expect when you’re baptized in the Holy Spirit
March 14, 2007 at 5:22 pm
A deeper union with God, greater love for others - and that’s just the beginning

Stir up the Holy Spirit in yourself and your teenagers - workshop this month.

Here are four steps to save Louisiana’s coast
March 14, 2007 at 5:18 pm
With so much attention being paid to the deterioration of the Louisiana coast these days, it would seem there would be a great deal of work underway to stop it. But there isn’t.

Free trade could help our image in South America
March 14, 2007 at 5:17 pm
President Bush has turned his attention into a new direction, one that has not occupied the attention of American presidents in quite some time.

GOP likes abortion and gay marriage?
March 14, 2007 at 5:16 pm
Question: When did Republicans begin embracing flip-floppers who support abortion, gun control, gay marriage, illegal immigrants and amnesty?

Absentee voting and polling places ...
March 14, 2007 at 5:13 pm
March 31 is an important day for the St. Charles School Board.

St. Charles Parish School Board School millage renewal: it’s a smart investment in our children’s future
March 14, 2007 at 5:09 pm
School millage renewal: it’s a smart investment in our children’s future

VIPs
March 14, 2007 at 5:07 pm
Danielle Simon has been named Employee of the Month at St. Charles Parish Hospital. She is a supervisor in the Health Information Department and has worked at the hospital since 2001.

Free dental clinic set to open in a few weeks
March 14, 2007 at 5:06 pm
The St. Charles Parish Community Health Center will open a dental clinic in June.

Read how fate made a writer of St. Rose’s Farrah Rochon Read how fate made a writer of St. Rose’s Farrah Rochon
March 14, 2007 at 5:03 pm
Farrah Rochon grew up in Edgard and credits her aunt for instilling in her a love of reading. The daughter of an English teacher, Farrah received her Masters in Psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University and was pursuing her Ph.D. with the intent to become a teacher herself. Somewhere along the way, fate stepped in.

Man hurt in fall off St. Patrick’s float
March 14, 2007 at 5:02 pm
A 19 year old was listed in critical condition at University Hospital after he fell from a float in a St. Patrick's Day parade.

Summertime means gator-time for parish
March 14, 2007 at 5:00 pm
In any other part of the country it may sound odd to find a fully grown alligator catching a tan on someone’s front lawn, but in St. Charles Parish, it simply means summer is around the corner and alligator nuisance officer Kenny Schmill has work to do.

Destrehan uses ground game to stomp Terrebonne in district opener
Destrehan uses ground game to stomp Terrebonne in district opener
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Destrehan running back Will Matthews ran wild against Terrebonne, scoring three touchdowns in the first half to lead the Wildcats to a 42-17 win in their district opener.